Survey and Restoration of the Church of Santo Gemine

Survey and Restoration of the Church of Santo Gemine

The church of Santo Gemine has been rebuilt several times, and is one of the oldest churches in San Gemini. Its history is not very clear prior to the 19th century. This renovation focused on: the façade and exterior perimeter of the church were surveyed, in the gardens adjacent to the church, five test pits have been excavated and the restoration of the façade commenced in 2005 and was finished in 2010.

 The church has been rebuilt several times, and is one of the oldest churches in San Gemini. Its history is not very clear prior to the 19th century.

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Restoration of Facade of the Oratory of San Carlo

Restoration of Facade of the Oratory of San Carlo

The façade of the church is in relatively good condition, but it’s due for a round of maintenance. This will include: cleaning the stone masonry; partial pointing of the masonry joints; and the removal of any inappropriate material, such as Portland Cement mortar joints that can, over time, cause damage to the church structure.

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The San Gemini and Narni Historic Archives Project

The San Gemini and Narni Historic Archives Project

Part of the work done by students in the paper restoration workshop involves material from the historic archives of the city of San Gemini and from the historic archives of the Diocese of the city of Narni. Besides educating students on the methods of paper restoration, part of the goal of the course is to help restore and preserve historic documents in these two archives.

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Archaeological Ceramics Restoration Project

Archaeological Ceramics Restoration Project

As part of Workshop SG203B, students are involved in the study and restoration of archaeological pottery. They work on finds from classical and medieval periods coming from several sources: the excavation of the Public Baths in Carsulae, from recent excavations at the Palatine Hill in Rome, and the store rooms of the Archaeological Museum of Perugia.

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